Careers at NAHB

Contact: Kevin Brower
kbrower@nahb.org
(202) 266-8316

As one of the most influential trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area, NAHB is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our people help serve, promote and support the home building industry through aggressive legislative action, policy development, legal services, economic forecasting and analysis, education and more.

At NAHB, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. We go to great lengths to attract and retain proven professionals, and to develop quality leadership for our future. NAHB proudly supports its staff through:

  • Competitive benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Promoting from within
  • Recognizing organizational commitment and tenure
  • Rewarding excellence

If you want to contribute to every American’s dream of homeownership, and you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, check our employment opportunities below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience.

If you are interested in career opportunities with NAHB’s affiliates and subsidiaries, visit HBI and the Home Innovation Research Labs for further details. NAHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Opportunities at NAHB

Application Analyst/Developer

Group: Information Technology & Services

NAHB is seeking an experienced Application Analyst/Developer who will contribute to a wide range of NAHB projects and products either independently or part of a team. The Application Analyst/Developer may lead efforts to sustain and improve NAHB business systems. This may involve managing vendors or external consultants in the development and implementation of COTS or custom applications that meet NAHB’s requirements. The position will provide back-end support to NAHB’s external web sites and the efforts of NAHB’s Online and Application Services team in the areas of but not limited to e-commerce and data integration. Will also provide support to staff for all systems developed or development managed by the Application Services team.

Minimum of three years professional windows/web development experience including a solid coding background in a multi-browser environment and an orientation towards development rather than GUI design. Ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience. Knowledge of e-commerce technologies. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services. Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server and Internet Information Service (IIS).

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of application analysis and development. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent in experience and related technical education.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Director, MSE Content

Group: Member Services and Education

Working with the Customized Member Services assistant vice president, the director of Member Services and Education (MSE) content will identify messaging priorities; develop integrated content campaigns that drive engagement; manage the aggregation of content; identify and assign member contributing writers; research, develop, and compose articles; copy edit and proofread existing short and long form content, and create new content highlighting emerging trends for social media and online platforms.

The content director manages and mentors a team of content managers who write, edit, proofread, and copy edit content for various NAHB council products and services, and who coordinate, schedule and promote all aspects of production to meet deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • The best candidate is a strong writer who loves to bring content to life and will have exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal skills and the ability to design, organize and structure online content for optimal usability.
  • Highly organized, detailed, efficient and committed to producing high quality results.
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders and managing volunteer editorial committees.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of writing and editing experience that demonstrates progressive achievement levels.
  • Background should include traditional journalism, web writing, social media and project management.
  • Must have a firm grounding in website technologies and experience formulating and executing online content strategies.
  • Experience in MagnetMail and the real estate/housing industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism, public affairs, or comparable work experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Meetings Manager, 20 Clubs

Group: Exhibitions & Meetings

NAHB is seeking a Meetings Manager who is a self-starter, people-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking while staying focused on managing multiple tasks and meetings at a time. This role requires a high level of customer relationship management, strong attention to detail, strong organization and prioritization, project management, and time-management skills. Our team culture includes collaboration, communication and supporting one another.

As a vital member of the 20 Clubs Meeting Planning Department directly reporting to the senior director of meeting logistics, this position will have a hands-on role in conducting the logistical planning for up to 15 clubs that each meet twice a year.

Key Responsibilities

Logistical Planning:

  • Serve as liaison between clubs’ meeting hosts, clubs’ leadership, and clubs’ NAHB staff facilitators who travel to the meetings and represent NAHB as the onsite point of contact on all logistical facets of the meeting.
  • Manage the logistical planning and execution of up to 30 meetings annually.
  • In collaboration with the operations assistant, source meeting venues and hotel accommodations (up to 30 annually).

Administrative Tasks:

  • Work closely with the senior director and operations assistant on contract negotiation.
  • Manage the meeting registration process (i.e., work closely with the senior director and operations assistant in creating the online registration form, creating the attendance list for each meeting, and tracking meeting registration).
  • Manage and track meeting expenses and billings (i.e., ensure required payments are submitted to vendors on a timely basis, ensure receipts for expenses are received and submitted to senior director, review invoices and final billings from the hotel to ensure that all charges are accurate, complete and submit club’s billing worksheet to the senior director for review after the meeting, on a timely basis).

Requirements:

  • Highly organized and able to quickly prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and with a sense of urgency.
  • Intermediate or advanced experience working with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Office 365 experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of two to three years of meeting/event planning experience is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Design

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB seeks a Program Manager who will be responsible for tracking residential home and community design issues and trends to identify implications and resource needs for the housing industry, and to provide advocacy and technical assistance to move NAHB’s priorities forward.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement communication, education, and award programs and resources for members, HBAs, and consumers on home and community design and wellness issues.
  • Manage pertinent NAHB member committees and work with them to identify challenges and opportunities and develop and implement program and policy initiatives to address.
  • Foster positive working relationships with industry allies and organizations.
  • Support budget creation and adherence for all design- and healthy home-related products.

Requirements:

  • Excellent and demonstrated analytical, research and communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively manage products and programs and to represent the industry to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team to manage multiple projects and deadlines, balancing ongoing and long-term projects against daily demands.
  • Proficient in Excel, Adobe Pro, PowerPoint, and webpage management.
  • Prior experience in graphic design and/or Adobe Creative Suite is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of five years experience in residential design, project management, and educational program development.
  • Experience in coordinating member groups, executing program details effectively, generating new product and marketing ideas, and working collaboratively in a team setting is essential.
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or design-related field or the equivalent combination in training, experience, and skills.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Energy Codes and Standards

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a building industry professional to join NAHB’s advocacy efforts to improve the performance and advance the affordability of residential construction in the United States. The primary focus of this position is on energy solutions, green construction practices, and sustainability in single-family and multifamily buildings. The position offers a unique opportunity to work at the nexus of policy, advocacy, and building technology across a wide range of industry forums and engaging with a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders.

This individual will work on implementation of energy policies and strategies in jurisdictions around country to support deployment of federal and state incentive programs. This individual will also represent NAHB at various codes and standards development committees and conduct critical analyses of proposed changes to building codes and standards.

This position also is responsible for assisting NAHB members, committees, and staff with technical issues related to residential construction methods and practices. Other responsibilities include preparing and/or presenting articles, status updates, webinars, and other related materials. Applicants must be able to review and understand legislative and regulatory information related to building codes, material/design standards, product specifications, and offer solutions.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of experience related to building design and/or construction.
  • Experience with building codes and standards development, code enforcement, above-code programs, and/or construction costs are preferred.
  • Experience with state or federal incentive programs is a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, material science, or architecture, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Sustainability and Green Building

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a program manager who will be responsible for implementing its Sustainability and Green Building policy program at the federal, state, and local levels by proactively promoting NAHB positions; providing critical analysis of law and regulation; tracking and interpreting emerging issues; assisting in the development and implementation of strategies; and providing advocacy, education and technical assistance to members and HBAs. Assigned issues include, but are not limited to, energy, water, and resource efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and green remodeling.

Qualifications:

  • Technical understanding of residential energy efficiency techniques and federal programs to reduce residential energy usage, including accreditation and deep familiarity with relevant third-party certifications for green building and energy efficiency.
  • Demonstrated analytical, written, and verbal communication skills to address complex issues concisely and effectively to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to review and understand technical information related to residential construction and design is a must.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in program management is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience and a broad knowledge of all aspects of residential construction, particularly in energy efficiency, green building, and indoor air quality.
  • College degree in energy policy, sustainability, architecture, construction management, or engineering, or equivalent in education and experience.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Director, Education Programs

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB is seeking a Senior Director, Education Programs who will be responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of NAHB’s Education programs, including all aspects of recognition, distribution, and instructor operations. Working with the Education Committee and vice president of member engagement & learning, manages priorities and strategies for education programs. Implements policy and procedural changes related education services. Serves as Education representative to other groups, stakeholders and potential partners to promote and grow Education’s market presence. Responsible for budget management of education products.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines with heavy workload and under pressure.
  • Excellent customer service attitude.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office applications.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in association in management of member services and/or certification program administration/development.
  • Experience with oversight of volunteer boards/committee relations and demonstrated success in budget administration.
  • Supervisory experience and knowledge of the home building industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, business administration, or related field (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB seeks a Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement, who is responsible for managing the attendee and exhibitor acquisition campaign and attendee onsite engagement activities for the NAHB International Builders’ Show including direct mail, print, and digital advertising campaigns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as the main contact for the grassroots marketing program with NAHB’s local associations and outside industry groups.
  • Manages the planning, execution, and measurement of various onsite attendee engagement activities during the trade show.
  • Works to develop IBS marketing strategies, to ensure that marketing plans reach stated goals and makes suggestions for adjustments to achieve goals.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects
  • Creatives who can generate inspired and powerful print, email, social messaging, and online content to promote trade shows and events
  • Marketers who can develop campaigns to market events, products, and services like it’s nobody’s business
  • People who can manage competing priorities, and maintain a great sense of humor
  • Self-starters who can work independently
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with the trade show industry is a strong advantage, including vendor side
  • Experience in marketing, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience developing and executing marketing campaigns with measurable impact
  • Experience with all major social media platforms
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • A solid understanding of how to market products, events and trade shows
  • Minimum of four years experience creating marketing campaigns and a familiarity with trade associations.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and/or Spanish language fluency is a plus.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Membership Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking a Senior Manager, Membership Marketing, to work with the VP of Marketing and the Membership Development team to increase membership and improve membership engagement and member retention.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive marketing campaigns with the appropriate targets and measures.
  • Execute side-by-side with high-performing, highly collaborative marketing and membership colleagues to promote member benefits and the member recruitment program.
  • Collaborate with copywriters and designers on the design, production and distribution of membership collateral materials used by NAHB and its affiliates.
  • Collaborate with NAHB divisions, partners and affiliate leaders to drive brand awareness and product awareness among members, prospective members, and other target audiences.
  • Serve as a strategic partner to the education and affinity program.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects.
  • Creatives who can generate inspired and powerful print, email, social messaging, and online content to promote membership and member engagement.
  • Marketers who can develop innovative campaigns to market membership events, products and services.
  • People who can manage competing priorities and thrive on trying new tactics.
  • Self-starters who can work independently.
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in marketing design and production process management.
  • Experience in developing and executing recruitment and retention membership marketing efforts.
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Association experience, with knowledge of trade association membership, is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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